Killeen Chiropractic For Golfer's Elbow

by Administrator 21. July 2014 13:21

Overuse and repetitive strain to the joints, and tendons surrounding them can cause a majority of injuries to the elbow. One injury in the same category is Golfer's Elbow, which is also called Medial Epicondylitis and commonly occurs because of a golf swing. People, who play golf, chop wood with an ax, run a chain saw and use similar hand tools are more prone to it because of the stress the forearm is subjected to. People who suffer from Golfer's elbow usually feel pain on the inside of their elbow. Seeking professional help from a chiropractor can help in treating the pain to the elbow. Any delay can cause long term damage.

Causes:

As a result of force applied to the muscles of the forearm because of strenuous motion, there is inflammation of tendons at their attachment site. If the movements are repeated frequently and no time is given to heal the pain, it results in injury.

Symptoms:

The main symptom of Golfer’s Elbow is tenderness and swelling at a particular region of the elbow. This pain can gradually spread to the forearm and trying to bend the arm, twisting the forearm and even grasping objects can worsen the pain.

Chiropractic Treatment

  • Chiropractic Manipulation: It is also called reduction manipulation and helps to realign the elbow to its normal position. It usually takes about four to six weeks and applying pressure using fingers on the affected joints reduces inflammation and normalizes the nerve function. This treatment relieves the pain and corrects the underlying problem.
  • Extremity Adjustments: These adjustments are often required to regain the mobility of the elbow structures. After assessing the adjustment required, specific adjustments are applied to facilitate recovery.
  • Rehabilitation: These are strengthening exercises that help in recovery of the affected part from the injury. Tailored to each patient, a rehabilitation program is devised that focuses on returning the flexibility, strength and stability of the elbow.

Golfer's elbow can be avoided by warming up and stretching the muscles before starting the activity that causes it. For effective recovery from the injury a chiropractor's advice should always be followed. We, at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness provide chiropractic treatment for Golfer's Elbow. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at (254) 698-1600 or you can visit our clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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